Outdoor Kitchen / May 18, 2018 / Chapin Boule.
Preparing and enjoying meals outdoors along with casual entertaining has in recent years really taken off as homeowners have come to see just how appealing these alfresco preparation areas can be. Having originated in the southwest outdoor kitchens are now to be found all over the country. So just what kinds of foods can be cooked outdoors? Actually any type of food that can be prepared in an indoor kitchen can be prepared in an outdoor kitchen. Todays outdoor kitchen designs can include such items as: sinks cabinets and cutting boards. They can be fully featured areas which offering a covered bar and buffet area.
It makes entertaining easier No longer do you have to make trips to and from the kitchen to fetch drinks and food for your guests everything you need for outdoor dining is right there. You can feed your guests without having to interrupt your conversations. And if you need to make any last minutes dishes like an extra salad or appetizer you dont have to go inside and miss out on the fun while doing it.
Next you must choose the type of finish for your stone countertop. First of all never use polished stone for an outdoor kitchen countertop. The surface will blind you with reflected sunlight and always look dirty. Allow the natural stone to look natural and it will enhance the style of the outdoor kitchen. Some possible finishes for a natural stone countertop include honed flamed and brushed. A honed natural stone finish features a smooth surface without the horrible reflection of a polished finish.
Electrical outlets can also be placed inside the structure for refrigerators warming draws and even for low voltage transformers. Electrical outlets in your outdoor kitchen can be a perfect place to setup your dream outdoor living environment with every cooking and entertainment appliance you could imagine. You could even bring a T.V. outside to watch the game while you cook on the grill. Glass tile kitchen backsplashes not only give outdoor kitchens an extra kick of style and design but they are also easy to clean. The smooth surface can be wiped down shortly after cooking to preserve the beauty of the masonry structure.